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A man who does not like power will suffer from its cruelty!

He doesn’t need to tend her, because she hunts her own prey He doesn’t need to shield her, because she kills her own enemies He doesn’t need to look for her, because she’s always at his side Kate Quinn, Lady of the Eternal City oh! … background Empress Qi (Chinese) or Öljei Khutuk (Mongolian) was a primary empress of Toghon Temür of the Yuan Dynasty …

My body is withered and cold … the spring of my days is over …..

She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves. Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad oh! … background Early-onset …

Because I am surrounded by darkness, I am unable to see your heart

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty  t The obedient must be slaves Henry David Thoreau oh! … background Kdrama Chuno is set in mid-17th century Joseon, an era when slavery was still in effect (approximately half the population of the time during this era were enslaved), and with the political background of a weakened King Injo who’s kingdom has suffered two Manchu invasions. Following …

The two most powerful warriors are: patience and time

 A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it  Frederick Douglass oh! … background Red Cliff is based on the Battle of Red Cliffs otherwise known as the Battle of Chibi. It was a decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty, about twelve …

Men trust God by risking rejection, women trust God by waiting!

There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison Jane Austen, Persuasion oh! … brief A former boxer, Cheol Min (Marcelino), is barely scraping by with a few part-time jobs so he starts a new one as a parking attendant. One day he meets Jeong Hwa, a young woman when she unexpectedly sits herself down next …

It’s hard being left behind .. it’s hard being the one who stays!

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side Paulo Coelho, Eleven minutes oh! … background This short film was part of the Beautiful 2014 project showcased at the Hong Kong Film Festival in March 2014. Awaiting is one of four short films. The other short films were The …

The muses are ghosts and sometimes they come uninvited!

Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us. Jim Carroll oh! … brief Following an accident during an investigation which costs Detective Yoon Cheo-yong his partner’s life and causes him to be demoted to a lowly district cop, Detective Yoon becomes disengaged from life and imposes a seven-year isolation period avoiding anything to do with his life pre-accident. But he can’t escape easily …